Kathleen Ruth Clark Couey, 55 of Tempe, Arizona passed away on July 8, 2018 surrounded by her family. Her passing was sudden and unexpected. She was born on November 26, 1962 the daughter of AB and Mary Lou (Toomey) Clark in Phoenix, Arizona and spent most of her life in Arizona. Kathy graduated Washington High School in Phoenix and went on to get her BS in Mechanical Engineering from Northern Arizona University and a MS in Materials Science at the University of Texas, Austin. She worked as a Materials Science Engineer in the Aerospace industry with a detour to raise her sons Benjamin and Christopher with her husband Paul. Later, she returned to NAU to get a Masters of Education and taught 8th grade science at Kyrene Akimel A-Al Middle School in Phoenix. She had recently returned to the Aerospace industry. A Celebration of Kathy's life will be held at Mountain Park Church, 16461 S 48th St, Phoenix, Arizona on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 6:30pm. Some of her friends are planning to honor Kathy by wearing bright colors and flower prints. The family is asking those who want to help to bring cookies and treats (finger food) for after the service. Richardson Funeral Home, Tempe, Arizona is compassionately serving the family.